RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain hosts professionalism conference

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) played host to a special conference focusing on ‘Professionalism in Healthcare’, under the patronage of His Excellency, Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.

The event was organised in collaboration with the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), the Bahrain Medical Society and the Bahrain Private Hospitals Society, and featured a series of presentations and workshops.

The keynote presentation on ‘Healthcare Professionalism in the 21st Century’ was delivered by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, a member of the UK’s House of Lords, professor of palliative medicine and past President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

NHRA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Maryam Al-Jalahma meanwhile, presented the NHRA regulations of professional standards in Bahrain.

Among the other topics in focus by local medical experts and members of Bahrain Medical Society were the three elements of medical professionalism; healthcare professional etiquette and the meaning of ‘patient-centred’.

Further workshop sessions looking at patient safety; difficult conversations; improved communications and professional judgement, also took place.

RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RCSI, which was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1784. Licensed as an independent private university, RCSI Bahrain is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.